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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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When Cryptors Attack: Timeline of a Ransomware Infection
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: The average amount of damage to SMBs caused by one cryptomalware attack is $99,000, according to a survey from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Take a closer look at this white paper to learn about cryptomalware attacks and how to prevent your company from being targeted with cryptomalware.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 22 Sep 2017

Kaspersky Lab

Encryption Hiding Malware in Half of Cyber Attacks
sponsored by A10 Networks
EGUIDE: A Ponemon study has revealed, malware in nearly half of cyberattacks in the past 12 months has been sneaked into organizations under the cover of encryption. Explore in more detail this expert e-guide and uncover statistics regarding encryption attacks.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 22 Sep 2017

A10 Networks

Privileged Account Security
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
EGUIDE: 55% of insider misuse is tracked to privileged account abuse, according to Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report. Take a look at this expert e-guide to discover how to improve your security by limiting privileged accounts.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc

How Ransomware Attacks have Changed
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
EGUIDE: Take a look at this e-guide to uncover an expert perspective that reveals a different kind of ransomware, how ransomware has changed, and how to prevent destruction of service attacks.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 20 Sep 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc

TOP 10 Considerations for Bot Management
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: There are countless vendors claiming to provide you with bot management solutions and comprehensive protection, but what do you really need to keep your own environment safe? Read this list of the top 10 things to consider when selecting a bot management system.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

Akamai Technologies

Business Perception of IT Security: In the Face of an Inevitable Compromise
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: Companies unanimously state that cyber threats are highly damaging and that cybersecurity is one of the top requirements for business to stay afloat. Take an in-depth look at this security risk report to reveal where enterprises are seeing the most security attacks.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

Kaspersky Lab

The Key to Advancing from Bot Management to Bot Security
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn about how you can better secure your IT environment by putting a common hacker tool, bots, to your own use, and how you can advance from simple bot management to bot security.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 03 Mar 2017

Akamai Technologies

Why Security in DevOps is Essential to Software Development
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: What is the point of releasing new software that's loaded up with security vulnerabilities? Security is now an essential ingredient in software development. Inside this handbook, experts take a closer look at how IT professionals can fit security into their development process and how they will benefit from doing so.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

SearchSecurity.com

Proactively Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to reveal steps your organization can proactively take to prevent and not react to the threat of ransomware.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Premiered: Sep 19, 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc

Forensic State Analysis: A New Approach to Threat Hunting
sponsored by Infocyte
WEBCAST: Watch this SANS Institute webcast to uncover strategies to reduce the dwell time of attackers and improve your threat hunting techniques.
Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Premiered: Apr 3, 2017

Infocyte

Data Protection Steps for Ransomware
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Forrester Research predicts that ransomware attacks and privacy breaches will escalate in 2017. That means organizations without ransomware protection are taking a huge risk. Access our new guide, Two Quick Data Protection Steps for Ransomware, and find out why it's more important than ever to be proactive in the fight against this epidemic.
Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Published: 03 Apr 2017

TechTarget

Mass Transit Agency Hunts Down Cybersecurity Threats with Infocyte
sponsored by Infocyte
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to discover how a mass transit agency overcame the issue of vulnerable IT infrastructure by implementing a threat hunting platform. Discover the threats they uncovered.
Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Infocyte

10 Simple Tips to Protect Yourself from Ransomware
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Inside, learn 10 tips as to how you can optimize your backup system to help defend against the ransomware threat
Posted: 12 Sep 2017 | Published: 12 Sep 2017

Acronis

Study on the Cyber Resilient Organization: United Arab Emirates
sponsored by IBM Resilient
WHITE PAPER: Take an in-depth look at this Ponemon study to reveal factors effecting cyber resilience. Learn more about activities to improve it, barriers, and threats.
Posted: 12 Sep 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2017

IBM Resilient

Protect Data Against Loss to Ransomware
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Inside, learn about a backup program that's designed to fight back against the growing ransomware threat with heuristic detection, the ability to restore from local caches or backups and the cloud, and more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2017 | Published: 11 Sep 2017

Acronis

Pervasive Encryption: A New Paradigm for Protection
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: The increasing integration between cyberspace and the physical world has exponentially expanded the opportunities for theft, damage, and corruption. Take a look at this report to discover trend and risk information through a security examination of different organizations.
Posted: 08 Sep 2017 | Published: 08 Sep 2017

IBM

How to Use Endpoint Analytics to Mitigate Ransomware Damage
sponsored by Splunk
WEBCAST: Watch this tutorial on how you can prevent and mitigate the effects of advanced malware like ransomware. See how endpoint analytics can detect anomalies hidden in command scripts, and stop ransomware attacks at their source.
Posted: 07 Sep 2017 | Premiered: Sep 14, 2017

Splunk

IT Security Trends to Know
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EGUIDE: The 2017 TechTarget IT Priorities Survey reports a number of key IT security trends about where enterprises and infosec professionals place their time and resources. In this expert e-guide, get the results from this survey and see how 971 IT pros plan to focus their cybersecurity efforts.
Posted: 06 Sep 2017 | Published: 29 Aug 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Anatomy of a Cyberattack
sponsored by Infocyte
WHITE PAPER: According to Ponemon, the cost of a data breach is significantly less if you contain it within 30 days. Check out this white paper to uncover the anatomy of cyberattacks to see where different "hunt tools" can be used for your protection to detect data breaches early.
Posted: 05 Sep 2017 | Published: 05 Sep 2017

Infocyte

Web Security: Now What?
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this handbook, experts dive into the ongoing issues related to TLS security and HTTPS inspection. Uncover more about the journey of computer worms and how they play a role in advanced persistent threats.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 01 Sep 2017

SearchSecurity.com

Reducing Attacker Dwell Time
sponsored by Infocyte
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to reduce attacker dwell time with a threat hunting strategy that enables you to detect and resolve breaches to your network faster.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 01 Sep 2017

Infocyte

Why Healthcare Ransomware Attacks are a Growing Threat to Health IT
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EGUIDE: There are several factors that leave hospitals vulnerable to ransomware attacks, including the use of legacy systems and the fear of financial penalties due to a data breach. Discover some of the reasons why healthcare systems are experiencing more frequent and costly ransomware attacks.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Hospital Network Security: Recursive DNS Lookups Yield Threat Insight
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how the University of Kansas Health System adopted a security strategy leveraging DNS to block threats and reduce ransomware attacks.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Cisco Umbrella

A Guide to Avoiding Financial Losses in Cybersecurity
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: 77% of U.S. businesses have suffered between 1 and 5 separate incidents of data loss, leakage or exposure in the past 12 months, according to Kaspersky Lab. This white paper reveals the financial woes across the threat landscape.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Kaspersky Lab

Could the WannaCry Decryptor Work on Other Ransomware Strains?
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EGUIDE: After the global outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware, researchers created decryptor tools that could save affected files. In this guide, expert Matthew Pascucci explains how the tools work and if they work on other ransomware strains.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 29 Aug 2017

Cisco Umbrella
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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